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Our people

If you would like to contact any of our team members please get in touch.

Sam Downie

Sam Downie

CEO

Sam Downie

Sam Downie

CEO

Lynsey Hotchkies

Lynsey Hotchkies

Director of Training
& Psychotherapist

Lynsey Hotchkies

Lynsey Hotchkies

Director of Training
& Psychotherapist

Lynsey Hotchkies is a Counsellor and Group-Analytic Psychotherapist.

Yetunde Aroloye

Yetunde Aroloye

Director of Resources

Yetunde Aroloye

Yetunde Aroloye

Director of Resources

Yetunde is a Chartered Accountant with 17 years experience, mostly in the charity sector. She also holds a BSc. in Accountancy and is a fellow of ACCA.

Stephen Crawford

Stephen Crawford

Senior Programme Manager
& Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Stephen Crawford

Stephen Crawford

Senior Programme Manager
& Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Stephen Crawford BA (Hons), PGCE, is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist (FPC and BPC) and has over 25 years of experience in psychotherapy and training.

Kate Trench

Kate Trench

Programme Manager for Foundation Courses, Access Course and MA Programme

Kate Trench

Kate Trench

Programme Manager for Foundation Courses, Access Course and MA Programme

Kate is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and supervisor. She started her career as a therapist with a training at WPF Therapy. She has 15 years’ experience of private practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist and has worked with families and children as a school-based practitioner.

Shefa Jahan

Shefa Jahan

Academic Standards Manager

Shefa Jahan

Shefa Jahan

Academic Standards Manager

Krysia Zalewska

Krysia Zalewska

Training Manager

Krysia Zalewska

Krysia Zalewska

Training Manager

Louise Peat

Louise Peat

Client Operations Manager

Louise Peat

Louise Peat

Client Operations Manager

Mary O’Byrne

Mary O’Byrne

Clinical Lead

Mary O’Byrne

Mary O’Byrne

Clinical Lead

Mary O’Byrne trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist and supervisor at WPF Therapy. She has worked within the NHS and voluntary sector as a therapist and Manager. She also works in private practice.

Rodrigo Sánchez

Rodrigo Sánchez

Brief Therapies Development Manager

Rodrigo Sánchez

Rodrigo Sánchez

Brief Therapies Development Manager

Rodrigo Sánchez qualified as a Clinical Psychologist, has a Masters in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and is a qualified Psychoanalyst. He is registered as a psychoanalyst with the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA), British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF) and the British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA). Before coming to WPF Therapy Rodrigo worked in the NHS and as a lecturer at Essex University in the department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies. He is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the British Psychoanalytic Association.

Annis Booker

Annis Booker

Senior Clinician

Annis Booker

Annis Booker

Senior Clinician

Annis Booker is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and DIT practitioner. Prior to training as a psychotherapist she was an Occupational Therapist.  Annis has many years of experience working within the NHS and in private practice within the field of mental health.

Charles Brown

Charles Brown

Senior Clinician

Charles Brown

Charles Brown

Senior Clinician

Charles is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, supervisor and specialist addictions therapist. He has worked across the voluntary and private sector as a therapist, trainer and manager of services. He maintains a private practice. Charles is also a training therapist and visiting lecturer.

Mike Caton

Mike Caton

Senior Clinician

Mike Caton

Mike Caton

Senior Clinician

Mike is a Group Analytic Psychotherapist who trained at Goldsmith’s College. In addition to his Senior Clinician role he conducts analytic groups at WPF Therapy as well as being part of the training department where he convenes experiential groups on the Foundation and Postgraduate Diploma courses. Prior to working at WPF Therapy Mike worked as a manager within the voluntary sector treatment services. Outside his work at WPF Therapy Mike convenes reflective practice and staff groups within the helping professions and has a private practice.

Simon Imrie

Simon Imrie

Senior Clinician

Simon Imrie

Simon Imrie

Senior Clinician

Simon trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist at WPF Therapy and as a supervisor at the Minster Centre. Simon worked for many years in the NHS and charity sectors and now operates a private practice in East London.

Sheila Jones

Sheila Jones

Senior Clinician

Sheila Jones

Sheila Jones

Senior Clinician

Sheila Jones  is a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. she also works as a Supervisor at WPF Therapy as well as a Senior Clinician. Sheila has also worked in the NHS over many years. Part of this work currently involves working with sick doctors. She also has a small private practice.

Margaret Mykura

Margaret Mykura

Senior Clinician

Margaret Mykura

Margaret Mykura

Senior Clinician

Margaret is a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Supervisor at WPF Therapy, with an interest in Time Limited Psychotherapy. She also works as a Seminar leader on the WPF Therapy Postgraduate Diploma with psychotherapists in training. Margaret has a background in working with mental health in the NHS,  in research and management. Margaret has also worked as a therapist with refugees and asylum seekers.

Clinic Staff

Clinic Staff

Clinic Staff

Clinic Staff

Annis Booker, Senior Clinician

Charles Brown, Senior Clinician

Sheila Jones, Senior Clinician

Simon Imrie, Senior Clinician

Margaret Mykura, Senior Clinician

Mary O’Byrne, Clinical Lead

Rodrigo Sanchez, Brief Therapies Manager

Staff Shared Between Clinic & Training

Staff Shared Between Clinic & Training

Staff Shared Between Clinic & Training

Staff Shared Between Clinic & Training

Olamide Balogun, Finance Officer

Annina Ganino, Client Services Administrator

Martina Oliver, Client Services Administrator

Mary Porcu, Finance Assistant

Ann-Marie Scott, Client Services Administrator

Training Staff

Training Staff

Training Staff

Training Staff

Katherine Ahluwalia, Senior Training Programme Administrator

Jennifer Caccia, Supervisor

Mike Caton, Seminar Leader / Group Conductor

Gladys Chavunduka, Seminar Leader / Supervisor

Rebecca Christoforo, Senior Training Programme Administrator

Helen Cordery, Seminar Leader

Melody Coutts, Supervisor

Stephen Crawford, Programme Manager

Louise Dymoke, Supervisor

Gwen Evans, Supervisor

Katherine Fine, Supervisor

Ngozi Fofah, Group Conductor

Jacqueline Fogden, Group Conductor

Catherine Freeman, Supervisor

Michelle Golding, Supervisor

Suzanne Goldstein, Supervisor

Stephen Gross, Seminar Leader, Supervisor

Celia Harding, Seminar Leader

Jennifer Jones, Training Co-Ordinator

Sheila Jones, Supervisor

Cate Lyon, Seminar Leader

Michael Lyons, Seminar Leader

M.J. Maher, Seminar Leader, Group Conductor

Brett Morris, Seminar Leader

Maggie Murray, Supervisor

Lindsey Nicholls, MA Workshop Leader

Jane Quickenden, Supervisor

Colin Ralph, Supervisor

Caroline Shuttleworth, Group Conductor

Jud Stone, Group Conductor

Alexa Walker, Seminar Leader / Supervisor

Joan Wilson, Supervisor

Vernon Yorke, Seminar Leader / Supervisor